IKEA-owned factory in the U.S. to form a union

Workers at an IKEA-owned factory in the United States voted late Wednesday night to sign a collective agreement, reports news agency TT.

The vote at the Swedwood factory in Danville, Virginia is the result of a three-year long fight. A large majority of the workers favored creating a union.

Workers have been complaining about a lack of salary increases, racial discrimination, and forced overtime since the opening of the factory.

The union has for years claimed that they had the majority of the workers' support, but, according to U.S. law, more than half of workers' votes are required in order to unionize.